Development of ARS 3 days after stopping PEP?
May 11, 2013
Dear Dr. Young,
I was on PEP with Truvada for a month after being the recptive partner in anal intercourse with a positive but undetectable partner. The condom broke, and I began PEP about 38 hours after the exposure. I went through a full month of the PEP and three days after stopping I have developed a fever, sore throat, cervical lymph node enlargement, and cough. Could acute retroviral sydrome develop so quickly after stopping PEP?
Response from Dr. Young
Hi and thanks for posting.
If you started on PEP within 72 hours of your exposure and took your medications with good adherence, there's scant risk of acquiring HIV (indeed, the medical literature has no convincing cases of PEP failure).
I'd doubt that your symptoms are related to HIV, particularly since you're only reporting cervical lymph nodes (it's almost always generalized).
If your concerned, I'd discuss further with your care provider.
Be well, BY
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